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Meet Someone Who Has Worked At ABT For 50 Years

“[Susan] Jones was first hired by ABT co-founder Lucia Chase [in 1971] when the company needed a short woman for the corps. She spent eight years as a dancer, … and began transitioning to the artistic staff in 1976 while assisting Twyla Tharp in Push Comes to Shove. … Maybe more than anything, Jones has been a trusted right hand for three artistic directors, guiding and coaching multiple generations of corps dancers at the company. As she celebrates her 50-year milestone, Dance Magazine decided...
Tags: Art, Dance, Jones, Abt, Twyla Tharp, Dance Magazine, 01.11.21, Susan -RSB- Jones, Lucia Chase

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago – Artistic Director

As one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies whose ensemble knows no boundaries, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Hubbard Street) brings artists, art, and audiences together to enrich, engage, educate, and change lives through the experience of dance. Hubbard Street grew out of the Lou Conte Dance Studio in 1977 when Lou Conte gathered an ensemble of four dancers to perform in senior centers across Chicago. Since then, the company has become one of the most original forces in contempo...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Chicago, United States, Conde Nast, Mark Twain, Illinois, Frank Lloyd Wright, Midwest, Chicago Public Schools, Lake Michigan, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Rick Bayless, Education Department, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Chicago Riverwalk

AMERICAN MASTERS Announces New Documentary on Twyla Tharp

Stick Figure Entertainment, in association with American Masters Pictures, is proud to announceTwyla Movesw.t., a feature documentary [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, American, TV News Desk, Twyla Tharp, Stick Figure Entertainment, American Masters Pictures

The Royal New Zealand Ballet Will Perform Only Works By Women Choreographers This Season

It’s the first classical troupe in the world to make that choice. “‘Why not? There’s been all-men years for the past 150 years where only men choreograph,’ says Patricia Barker, the company’s artistic director, who has scheduled works by the legendary American choreographer Twyla Tharp and established New Zealand names, along with shows by up-and-coming creators.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Dance, New Zealand, Twyla Tharp, Royal New Zealand, Patricia Barker, 01.31.20

In Retrospect “Cats” Was A Brilliant Idea. At The Time? Not So Much

The idea proved anything but irresistible. No one wanted to finance the project: the show’s producer, Cameron Mackintosh, had to solicit small-fry investors through newspaper ads; Lloyd Webber took out a second mortgage to make up the ultimate shortfall. He had composed an epic, genre-spanning score, using a Moog synthesizer to imitate meowing, but, when he played it for Twyla Tharp, hoping that she would choreograph what would have to be a very dance-heavy musical—Valerie would permit ...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Cameron Mackintosh, Lloyd Webber, Valerie, Eliot, Tharp, Twyla Tharp, 12.16.19

Dance Icon Twyla Tharp Says Keep Moving — No Matter How Old You Are

Dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp talks about her new book, "Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life."
Tags: News, Twyla Tharp

Mariinsky Ballet brings the classics to Southern California

We should all be able to agree on this: The Mariinsky Ballet is at the pinnacle of classical dance. That wasn’t always the case. Though the historic St. Petersburg company produced unique talents such as Pavlova and Baryshnikov, it was forced to play catch up after decades of political and cultural isolation that followed the 1917 Russian Revolution. When the door finally cracked open in the 1980s, there were new choreographers and ballets to discover — with “new” meaning just about anything and...
Tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Dance, Things To Do, Soccer, Manhattan, Theater, Christopher Wheeldon, St Petersburg, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Wayne McGregor, New York City Ballet, Baryshnikov, Marius Petipa

Artistic Director – Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE (PBT) invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next Artistic Director. Serving in a co-leadership role with PBT’s Executive Director, the Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing the artistic vision and focus of PBT and the PBT School – and, importantly, articulating this vision internally and more broadly to PBT’s community. The next Artistic Director will bring inspiration, creativity, and engagemen...
Tags: Art, School, Jobs, Trust, America, Pennsylvania, United States, Vision, Committee, Pittsburgh, Board, Iatse, Board of Trustees, Juliette, New York City Ballet, Orr

Reviving Twyla Tharp’s ‘Deuce Coupe’, The First Ballet-Modern Dance Fusion

Gia Kourlas got Tharp and Sara Rudner, who danced in the work’s 1979 premiere, together with Misty Copeland and Isabella Boylston, who are performing in ABT’s upcoming revival. “It was lively … but certain points became clear: How important is it to work with the artist who actually created a ballet? Very. And how scary is it to step into the roles of two of the finest dancers of their generation, classical or otherwise? Ditto.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Misty Copeland, Tharp, Twyla Tharp, Gia Kourlas, Isabella Boylston, Sara Rudner, 05.22.19

How Habits Form a Creative Culture

In her book The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp talks about routines individuals can perform to help them expand their creativity. After so many years, I’ve learned that being creative is a full-time job with its own daily patterns. ~ Over time, as the daily routines become second nature, discipline morphs into habit. ~ The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more. And this routine is available to everyone. ~ Creativity is a habit,...
Tags: Uncategorized, Blogging, Warren Berger, Ideo, Don, Tharp, Twyla Tharp

How Habits and Safety Foster a Creative Culture

In her book The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp talks about routines individuals can perform to help them expand their creativity. After so many years, I’ve learned that being creative is a full-time job with its own daily patterns. ~ Over time, as the daily routines become second nature, discipline morphs into habit. ~ The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more. And this routine is available to everyone. ~ Creativity is a habit,...
Tags: Uncategorized, Blogging, Warren Berger, Ideo, Don, Tharp, Twyla Tharp

Boulez, Twyla Tharp and the Creed of Curiosity

In the first chapter of Twyla Tharp’s instructional bible for creativity The Creative Habit, the iconic American choreographer identifies a contradiction. “There’s a paradox in the notion that creativity should be a habit. We think of creativity as a way of keeping everything fresh and new, while habit implies routine and repetition. That paradox intrigues me because it occupies the place where creativity and skill rub against each other.” Musical artists—instrumentalists, composers, and singers...
Tags: Europe, Australia, France, New York City, Religion, Canada, Career Development, Denmark, Joan Didion, Singing, Banff, Commentary, Workshops, Plato, Boulez, Jan

"Slow multitasking" is the good kind of multitasking

There's plenty of research that provides evidence to support the idea that multitasking is a fool's bargain: instead of getting two things done at once, you go slower on both, and do worse. But there's more than one kind of multitasking: texting while driving is a terrible idea, but what about juggling multiple projects at once? Tim Harford (previously) takes a stab at laying out a good kind of multitasking in his Ted Talk, A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity, looking at creat...
Tags: Post, News, Writing, Creativity, Philip Glass, Multitasking, Tim, Harford, Tim Harford, Tharp, Twyla Tharp, Lifehacking, Slow Multitasking, Billy Joel She, Tim Harford TED

3 Ways to Mentally Prep for Creativity

Many people are faced with the unknown as they begin their creative process. That place of blankness – a blank room, blank canvas, or blank page. Specifically where to begin. It can be scary and vulnerable to be in this space. But as we reflect on our mind, body, and soul, through meditation, journaling, or light exercise, we mentally prep for creativity and move through this vulnerable state to a place of true creation. I have found myself in this space as well, this blankness. Especially as I...
Tags: Crafts, Buddha, Albert, Marie, Julia Cameron, Twyla Tharp, Twyla, Danielle MacInnes, Albert Flynn, Albert Flynn DeSilver

Why major in dance? A case for dance as a field of study in universities in 2018

Parents, provosts, and authors of recent articles/discussion boards are questioning the purpose or viability for dance programs in contemporary university structures. An article in Dance USA from 2015 presents a narrow view of the role of collegiate dance. Understanding the wider lens on dance education, it can be an excellent path to career success. College programs in dance transcend training an elite artist/athlete. College training educates the student to become an artist/citizen with a dept...
Tags: Google, Books, Featured, Education, Dance, Yoga, Towson University, Brasileiro, Theatre & Dance, Twyla Tharp, Allegra Romita, Collegiate Dance, Dance Education, Dance Major, Functional Awareness And Yoga, Nancy Romita

Exit Lines: “Girl From the North Country”

Twyla Tharp’s Broadway bust The Times They Are a-Changin’ (2006) proved that however rich and multifaceted Bob Dylan’s work is, it’s not exactly dance music. But Dylan wanted to try again, and so we have Girl From the North Country, which after its West End debut last year has been rapturously received at the Public Theater. By some, I should add; for others, myself included, the third time will have to be the charm. The show has all the earmarks of High Seriousness, starting with the venue, whi...
Tags: Music, London, Theatre, Bob Dylan, House, Broadway, Shakespeare, Rolling Stone, Exit Lines, Bob Cashill, Elizabeth, New York Theatre, Off Broadway, Duluth, Tony, McPherson

How Routines and Habits Can Empower Wildly Successful People

Have you ever wondered what separates those who just get by from those who are truly successful? Luck may play a small role, but until someone figures out how to package and sell good fortune, there must be other secrets to success. Ask any successful person how they did it, and chances are you’ll hear a combination of luck, network connections, and hard work. But nearly all successful people also rely on specific routines and rituals. These routines and rituals may hold an important clue to wh...
Tags: Apple, Productivity, Facebook, Small Business, Stanford, Habits, Sales, Success, Williams, Process, Tim Cook, Manhattan, Beethoven, Warren Buffett, Jerry Seinfeld, Working

What Data Cannot Tell us

“Subtracting your dependence on some of the things you take for granted increases your independence. It's liberating, forcing you to rely on your own ability rather than your customary crutches.” [Twyla Tharp] If there is a silver lining in the recent media focus on the Cambridge Analytica misgivings it's the attention the story has kept on data mining practices by social networks and the unmetered use by organizations to target people. Market researchers have been using the same techniques for ...
Tags: Marketing, Valeria Maltoni, Cambridge Analytica, Twyla Tharp, Susanne Yada

Weekly Inspirations: April 6th, 2018

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week: Quiet By Design: Naomi Campbell Interviews Jony Ive I’m on the outskirts of Cupertino in California, visiting a gargantuan building that looks like a spaceship: a newly built, glass-walled office that has recently become home to the £650 billion Apple empire. There’s also a 175-acre campus with a forest of drought-resistant trees that, they tell me, are designed to encourage morning jogs, a 100,000sq ft wellness c...
Tags: California, Inspiration, Neil Gaiman, Sales, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Henry Rollins, Cupertino, Latest, Wake, Invision, Clark Valberg, David Kelley, Ideo, John Keats, Tom, Don

What to Read in 2018: 23 Books for Entrepreneurs, Written by Women

Thankfully, the year-end regret that you binged more Netflix than books is closely followed by another chance to do it right. Another stab at being a better you! Isn’t that what the self-help pundits, fitness gurus and motivational gifs keep telling you? But what does it actually mean? If I eat one fewer donut today, am I not a better version of me than I was yesterday? Maybe not. But you do need to define “better” for yourself. Does Best You travel more? Does she work out 3 times a week? Best ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Shonda Rhimes, Arianna Huffington, Tech, Netflix, United States, New York Times, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Amanda Palmer, Slaughter, Princeton, Parks, Shopify, Ruth Reichl

the make light show is back - first up: roxanna sarmiento!

The Make Light Show is back!  I'm so excited to announce that season 2 has officially begun, with all new episodes (and this time, I've even invited a few men to join in the fun).  But to start us off, I wanted to talk about aging ... fiercely.Some backstory:  a couple of months ago, I was messing around on Pinterest (as I often do), and found an amazing photograph of dancer Twyla Tharp, doing this crazy high kick, at age 70...
Tags: Photography, Pinterest, Twyla Tharp, The Make Light Show, Roxanna, Roxanna Sarmiento

Critic’s Notebook: At Ailey, a Dance Set to Coltrane Finds a Somber Radiance

Jamar Roberts’s new “Members Don’t Get Weary” was emotional and virtuosic. And Twyla Tharp’s 1983 “Golden Section,” set to David Byrne, returned.
Tags: News, Dancing, David, Alvin, John, David Byrne, Coltrane, Roberts, Byrne, American Dance Theater, Jamar, Ailey, Tharp, Twyla Tharp, Twyla, Jamar Roberts

Review: A Triple Bill at the Royal Ballet Comes Up Two-Thirds Short

Three choreographers tackle the question of “what is ballet?” Only Twyla Tharp seems to know the answer.
Tags: News, Dancing, Royal Ballet, Arthur, Shechter, Tharp, Twyla Tharp, PITA, Twyla, The Illustrated 'Farewell' (Ballet, The Wind (Ballet, Untouchable (Ballet, Hofesh

Review: From ‘Psycho’ to an afternoon ball, ‘Her Story’ at PNB ranges from chilling to unexpectedly moving

Inspired in part by the music of “Psycho,” Crystal Pite’s “Plot Point,” though riveting, felt too often like concept at the expense of dance; Twyla Tharp’s “Afternoon Ball” was unexpectedly moving; and Jessica Lang’s “Her Door to the Sky” was a welcome splash of Southwest sunshine.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Dance, Southwest, Jessica Lang, PNB, Twyla Tharp

Why Twyla Tharp's Best Dances Are 'Classical'

"'It's a confirmation of sorts when the old pieces live,' she says. 'Back in 1973, people gave me flak because that work didn't look classical enough. I said, 'This may not be your version of ballet but 'classical' is simply what survives.'"
Tags: Art, Dance, Twyla Tharp, 11.02.17

Notes from Seanwes conference 2017

I spoke at the Seanwes conference in Austin,TX this week about the Dance of the Possible. Here are my notes from the other talks I listened to (I was sick for a good part of the event so missed a few presentations. Too much BBQ? Quite possibly). 2. Kevin Rodgers, Copywriting Three questions to ask: What is your story? Who do you serve? Where is your why? “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decis...
Tags: Facebook, General, Cta, Innovation, Jessica Simpson, Rudolph, Rodgers, Austin TX, Joseph Campbell, David Allen, Steven Pressfield, Twyla Tharp, Kevin Rodgers, Seanwes, Scott Oldford Missed

Top AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 09.24.17

After Degas: Burrell Collection at the National Gallery A small Degas show, “Drawn in Colour,” at the National Gallery until 7 May, comprises a splendid group of pictures, chiefly on loan from the Burrell Collection, near Glasgow, complemented by some from the National’s ...  read more AJBlog: Plain English Published 2017-09-24 A Book With Extra Thrust This is  the way to promote a book , especially when it won’t be won’t be available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble websites and won’t be r...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Glasgow, National Gallery, Ajblogs, John Osborne, Degas, Burrell Collection, Twyla Tharp, William Pierce, 09.24.17, Sara Rudner, Rose Marie Wright

Twyla Tharp’s Back Pages, With Chapters to Come

Ms. Tharp pulls from her past — “Raggedy Dances,” “As Time Goes By,” early minimalist works — to fuel her present in three fall programs.
Tags: News, Dancing, Royal Ballet, Bob, Dylan, Joyce Theater, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Tharp, Twyla Tharp, Twyla, Dylan Love Songs (Dance, The Fugue (Dance, The Raggedy Dances (Dance, The Illustrated Farewell (Ballet

10 Books on Increasing Your Creativity

You're reading 10 Books on Increasing Your Creativity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Increasing your creativity—or developing any sense of creativity in the first place—seems to be hardest when you need it most. Personally, I’d always thought “creativity” was sort of elusive. I thought creative people, like Pablo Picasso, for instance, were blessed with some sort of magical, i...
Tags: Featured, Reading, Creativity, Pablo Picasso, Lifehacks, Best Books, Einstein, Self Improvement, Maya Angelou, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Picasso, Pickthebrain, Bach, Coyle, Adam Grant, Steven Pressfield

Exclusive Podcast: Half Hour Call w/ Chris King Welcomes Tony-Nominee John Selya

Today's guest is John Selya. John grew up in NYC and trained in the School of American Ballet before joining the American Ballet Theatre. We talk about John's love for surfing, and he tells a great story about his time working with one of my heroes, Mikhail Baryshnikov. We also talk about how he got started working with Twyla Tharp, and a whole lot more [Author: Half Hour Call with Chris King]
Tags: Theatre, John, Mikhail Baryshnikov, School of American Ballet, Chris King, Twyla Tharp, Half Hour Call with Chris King, John Selya, John Selya John